Damn you, Time

by Live WeLL   Jan 10, 2008


I'm living in the past, a time when things were better,
Reminiscing over friends, reading every love letter.
Old familiar songs bring me back to tears,
Making me wish I could go back just a few years.

Back to what we'd say were "the good ol' days."
A time when those words meant more than just a cliched phrase.
Our friendships were real and our bonds were unbreakable,
and never did I imagine Time could turn them erasable.

Well, damn you Time, and the changes you bring,
The memories you deteriorate and the friends you sting.
For once, just once, could you stand real still?
Keep loved ones close, and let me enjoy the life I live?

Reverse your stubborn hands and bring me back to Then.
The days that bring a smile and make me ask - "Remember when?"
The days I'm living here and now, they just don't compare,
and if I had one wish, it would be to take me back to There.

© Copyright 2008 by Live Well

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  • I eco everyone else: great poem. it really speakes to a lot of people and captures what they're feeeling extremly accuratly..... including me.

  • 9 years ago

    by Gizmo

    Reverse your stubborn hands, what a great pharse.

    amazing personafication.
    good vocabulary.
    again amazing poem from you.

    'the friends you sting.' not very strong line though.

    overall very good

  • 9 years ago

    by xTheEcstasyOfSuicidex

    Awe, I liked this. It had an excellent meaning and your rhyming stuck out to me.
    I didn't really get grabbed into the poem/prose, but I still did enjoy it, espically the point. We all loose someone or something special to us at time.

    Nonethless, good job.

    xTheEcstasyofSuicidex 5.5

  • 9 years ago

    by Kaila

    Oh wow great poem it really grasped my attention your poems have that kind of affect on me great piece here

  • 9 years ago

    by David Ensor

    Wow, i really like this poem. reading it made me realize i need to call some of my old friends, damn u time! but seriously you have something about the way you write that i connect with, very real, very poignant. i cant wait to read the next one.